Press Release: Monday 24th January 2011.
CityJet, the airline that flies from the heart of London, will launch two new summer routes to Avignon and Toulon (St Tropez) from 27th May – 25th September 2011 from its base at London City Airport. Outbound services to Avignon will operate on Friday’s and inbound services will run on Sundays, prices are from £79 one way, including taxes. Flights to Toulon will be available on Fridays and Saturdays with return flights operating on Saturday and Sunday’s, fares from £79 one way, including taxes. Flights are available to book now at www.cityjet.com.
Christine Ourmières, CityJet CEO, said: “Avignon and Toulon are great additions to CityJet’s growing portfolio of up-market leisure destinations and now provide Londoners with the quickest access to Provence and Cote d’Azur with just a 15-minute check-in from London City Airport. Our customer profile includes many second home owners and those looking for a short break at an exclusive destination. In addition, the new routes will give the French regions direct access to the very heart of London due to City’s Airport’s desirable, central location.
The Medieval City Of Avignon
Situated in the heart of the Vaucluse region, Avignon is one of France’s most popular holiday destinations. The historic town with its iconic Pont St-Benezet bridge and stunning Pope Palace, is the gateway to north-west Provence, offering easy access to Lyon, Marseille and Cavaillon via major road links as well as to a myriad of smaller Provencal towns and villages.
Schedule from 27th May 2011
From London City to Avignon
Fridays (AF5141) 16:55 19:50
From Avignon to London City
Sundays (AF5140) 19:25 20:20
Avignon Airport is a small, compact and easy to use airport with many similarities to London City Airport. It is a short 20 minute, six mile drive from the centre of Avignon.
Situated on the coast, Toulon-Hyères is the closest airport to St Tropez, Ste Maxime, Port Grimaud and the wider western Cote d’Azur which combine to create the number one British holiday home destination in France. Capital of the Var region of Provence, Toulon also provides easy access to towns such as Bandol, renowned for their wine production.
Schedule from 27th May 2011
From London City to Toulon
Friday (AF5151) 20:25 23:15
Saturday (AF5151) 11:00 14:00
From Toulon to London City
Saturday (AF5150) 09:30 10:30
Sunday (AF5150) 19:00 20:00
The new routes will be operated by CityJet’s modern AVRO RJ85 jet aircraft, with 95 comfortable leather seats. As with all CityJet flights, complimentary in-flight service, assigned seating, and checked baggage allowance are all included in the fare price. Richard Gooding OBE, CEO of London City Airport, commented: “The airport is delighted that CityJet is introducing new services to Avignon and Toulon this spring. CityJet’s commitment to the Dockland’s hub is recognized by the community in London - passengers will appreciate these new services which offer convenient connections to the Provence and Cote d’Azur region.”